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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By dl242gt
Get the nice newer housings and get the circuit...

Get the nice newer housings and get the circuit cards for those. then you can reposition the light connector contacts if they are different. The circuit cards and the housings do not interchange....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By dl242gt
From 72 to 73 are years of many large changes....

From 72 to 73 are years of many large changes. The whole dash changed. So I'd suggest take a look at the parts catalogs and see how the ignition lock fits up. gcp.se I know it's not a fast way to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 38
Posted By dl242gt
The main thing is you want to get the newer...

The main thing is you want to get the newer manifold. A 90+ is worth the effort. Plus on the newer manifold the mounting studs are the same as a 16T. You will need to reclock the 16T. Make sure you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By dl242gt
If you are sure the seal is properly installed....

If you are sure the seal is properly installed. Then it's probably fine. I'm sure a random bit of bubbles isn't unusual. There is going to be crankcase pressure when it's running. those gases will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 798
Posted By dl242gt
Here in nj when a friends 92 wagon was hit on the...

Here in nj when a friends 92 wagon was hit on the front fender and left front lights. The insurance company decided to fix his car. Car was in nice condition but not great.

They could not find a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By dl242gt
If that envirosafe refrigerant is one of the...

If that envirosafe refrigerant is one of the newer more efficient ones. You won't have to do anything but get rid of the old stuff in there. Then make sure you are using a compatible oil as well as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By dl242gt
Start the car. With overdrive off engage reverse....

Start the car. With overdrive off engage reverse. Back up a couple of times. You can gently back up if you want. The ideal is to release the pressure on the input shaft from the trans so the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By dl242gt
Before you start you are supposed to dump the...

Before you start you are supposed to dump the clutch in reverse. That will release the pressure that holds the overdrive to the trans.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,920
Posted By dl242gt
That is what I meant. However, the version I am...

That is what I meant. However, the version I am referring too was also flat on the back of the belt. It may be that it is the powerband version. I went to my local truck parts supplier and that is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By dl242gt
The hinges themselves are adjustable in their...

The hinges themselves are adjustable in their mounting holes. You can loosen the bolts and use a prop or another person to try and position the door better. If that doesn't work and there isn't any...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,920
Posted By dl242gt
Looks like a good setup. The suggestion I have...

Looks like a good setup. The suggestion I have for you to consider is the Gates dual V belts. They sell V belts that are two V belts joined together. There is a measuring tool they use to get the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By dl242gt
Use a test light on the relay output wire that...

Use a test light on the relay output wire that goes to the pump. Test terninal 30 on the relay for constant power. Then test terminal 87 and make sure it turns on power when cranking. If it doesn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 293
Posted By dl242gt
Use a breaker bar in a vertical position to drop...

Use a breaker bar in a vertical position to drop down and wack the starter on the solenoid a few times. If it works just keep a bar with you tiill you change it. I think the solenoids get sticky....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 381
Posted By dl242gt
I know your experience is true. When my brother...

I know your experience is true. When my brother was racing an AH bugeye. The fresh trans in that was balky and hard to shift. Changed it to Redline MTL and it cured all the shifting problems and the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 381
Posted By dl242gt
I have used Type F in there which is fine. I have...

I have used Type F in there which is fine. I have used Redling MTL and it also was good. Thicker in the winter though but is fine after warmup.
There was a thread here that suggested using Fuch...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By dl242gt
You want to carefully observe the hinge area when...

You want to carefully observe the hinge area when you move the door up and down. It will reveal whether it is a hinge that is bad. Or if it is the door metal or body metal that has cracked and will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By dl242gt
While you have the engine out and are working on...

While you have the engine out and are working on it. You can remove the pan and replace that transfer tube seal. That probably is the place where air could be getting sucked in. Those seals do fail...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By dl242gt
Sounds good. The tire size is good but is...

Sounds good. The tire size is good but is actually a shorter tire. So that will take away a little bit of top speed. I use the same size because of the better handling and braking.

A stock 240...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By dl242gt
Yes that sounds like you are measuring it...

Yes that sounds like you are measuring it properly. Other parts that can cause chatter are bad engine and trans mounts. That can also be added to if the rear torque arm and big trailing arm bushing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By dl242gt
1969 164 is the best 164. I had one and they...

1969 164 is the best 164. I had one and they really drive well when sorted out. Stock hp and torque is great. Enjoy!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By dl242gt
You could squirt some dye into the trans. Clean...

You could squirt some dye into the trans. Clean the outside and see what the dye reveals. There is also a gasket on the top cover.

The original M47 on my 93 wagon developed a front input shaft...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 293
Posted By dl242gt
Good one! Use of an easily affordable special...

Good one! Use of an easily affordable special tool and a hammer. :volvo: Always nice when a hammer is used for repairs.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By dl242gt
What size tires are you using? These are boxes...

What size tires are you using? These are boxes and if the tires are taller than stock. Not only are you letting more air under the car. They are also harder to rotate.

The other common volvo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By dl242gt
It's a cvommon M46 issue to seep some fluid. The...

It's a cvommon M46 issue to seep some fluid. The bolts on the overdrive sump can work their way loose and drip a bit. Or you may have a seal leaking like the front input shaft seal or the rear...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By dl242gt
Looks nice!

Looks nice!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 644
Posted By dl242gt
Even if that isn't the only issue a sensor that...

Even if that isn't the only issue a sensor that changes impedance with a pinch is bad stuff. Although it probably is your culprit.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By dl242gt
The torque on the pressure plate bolts is usually...

The torque on the pressure plate bolts is usually something like 18fltlb. It's easy to go past that and if you do you are oompressing the plate. Of course 20psi is gonna make a stock turbo clutch...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 644
Posted By dl242gt
Your fuel system should be LH2.4. I suggest a set...

Your fuel system should be LH2.4. I suggest a set of chips for your setup from sbabbs or the lostartof on the board here. Will make the engine much better running wth the cam.

The IPD cam is a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By dl242gt
As suggested above the 900 series wagons...

As suggested above the 900 series wagons especially turbo make great daily utility wagons as well. They are bigger and heavier but are less rust prone and another level of volvo safety. Good...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By dl242gt
The clutch is slipping like that in my turbos m46.

The clutch is slipping like that in my turbos m46.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By dl242gt
What flywheel did you use? Sometmies if the...

What flywheel did you use? Sometmies if the recessed flywheel isn't surfaced on both the face where the disc goes and the raised lip. The clutch won't function propperly. Also did you torque the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By dl242gt
An 86 model year car could very well have been...

An 86 model year car could very well have been built in 85. A early sale in the model years may have been accidently titled as an 85. Also someone could have easily swapped a tailgate. You'll be able...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By dl242gt
The thing about the wagon is that you have...

The thing about the wagon is that you have instant utility with a larger area for stuff to go back there. If you truly don't have the need for a wagon it's better to chose the more rust free car....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 644
Posted By dl242gt
Well with out any tach bouncing on cranking. I...

Well with out any tach bouncing on cranking. I would look toward what triggers the spark. That is either the crank position sensor or the EZK box.

A good place to start troubleshooting is the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By dl242gt
Use PB blaster or even better Kroil if you can...

Use PB blaster or even better Kroil if you can get some. Let sit for a couple of days. spray it up a few times during that wait. Use something like very large slip joint pliers to hold the body of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By dl242gt
Was the rear main seal on the engine replaced?...

Was the rear main seal on the engine replaced? Was it a quality part like the oem volvo seal? Oil on the clutch can make it chatter and slip. A new clutch is ruined in only a short time if there is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By dl242gt
The earlier style is better. Those later clutch...

The earlier style is better. Those later clutch arms are not as strong and can bend easier than the early ones. The throwout bearing is almost the same just the early version has guides to slip onto...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By dl242gt
You can also just leave it with the stock wiring...

You can also just leave it with the stock wiring and install an extra wiring harness for the headlights. It gets triggered by one of the old headlight sockets. You can then run higher power bulbs....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By dl242gt
If it's been sitting awhile. The injectors are...

If it's been sitting awhile. The injectors are probably clogged. They may open and put some fuel in there under testing. But it's not an atomized fuel spray. You also may have fouled plugs. Check out...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By dl242gt
That's great you got it sorted out! kjet once...

That's great you got it sorted out! kjet once sorted out can provide pleasant reliable driving. Not great for fuel economy in the turbo 240 version but boost is fun.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,869
Posted By dl242gt
A KL racing cam is a different company thann a...

A KL racing cam is a different company thann a KG2T. KL racing and KGtrimning respectively. 280 degrees is still a high rpm cam but should be a bit more tame than the 300 degree duration of the ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By dl242gt
Bleeding the brakes in the normal method with a...

Bleeding the brakes in the normal method with a pressure bleeder has always gotten the air out of the system on an abs car. At least that is my experience. Maybe get a small hammer and lightly tap on...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-09-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,869
Posted By dl242gt
A KG2T cam has 300 degrees of duration. So once...

A KG2T cam has 300 degrees of duration. So once you sort out the engine of any issues. You will then enjoy a 3500-7500 rpm powerband.
This is why the rule of thumb is buy the mildest cam that will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By dl242gt
The hanger before the axle on a 240 turbo has two...

The hanger before the axle on a 240 turbo has two round rubber ring hangers. They maike it close to the body. But usually sag after awhile and won't hit. Make sure the rear hangers are good....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By dl242gt
Check the engine and trans mounts? I would also...

Check the engine and trans mounts? I would also check the clutch adjustment. I would also check operation of the release bearing arm that goes into the bell housing. Make sure it stayed attached at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 798
Posted By dl242gt
The documentation to show the car is in superior...

The documentation to show the car is in superior conditioin. Receipts to show parts replacement and repairs. Service records. All this may show the car is a more valuable car than the average car....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 632
Posted By dl242gt
When my wagon was blowing warm air and the...

When my wagon was blowing warm air and the compressor was cycling quickly like that. It was low on refrigerant. Only had 1.1 lb in there they told me. They vacuumed out what was in there. Then they...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-07-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By dl242gt
A friend gave me his 245 which has a similar...

A friend gave me his 245 which has a similar rattle in the M47. Goes away when the clutch is depressed but is there all the time if the clutch is out or you are in gear driving. I'm pretty sure it is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By dl242gt
They used to sell reasonable priced ones at...

They used to sell reasonable priced ones at places like Pep boys. They were rebuilds sold without the clutch. New clutches were available too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By dl242gt
that is a shielded cable. You have to strip it...

that is a shielded cable. You have to strip it back carefully getting the shield out of the way and connect to the inner conductor. Leave the shield alone and make sure it isn't shorted to the inner...
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